Sam Morgan is a professional actor (Italia Conti -BA in Acting) comedy writer and Stand up Comedian (Comic Characters -various).
He has trained at Chicago IO (Improvisation), London and Bristol.
Since 2011, he’s both directed and performed with the best-improvised comedy team in the South West,”Improperly”.
He also assists in the running a comedy club in Torquay, “The Jocular Spectacular” since 2013.
He’s also one half of the “Sam and Dave” sketch comedy double act, which has performed to great acclaim in South West for over six years, and was lead Writer and Actor for BBC Radio “A Comic Review of the Year 2011”.
His credits include The Comic Strip Presents “The Hunt For Tony Blair” (2011), BBC Radio plays, numerous TV commercials (including ads for “Flybe” and “Visit Devon”), a series of award-winning short films and extensive experience in the world of Theatre.
Sam prides himself on being a first-class performer, a funny man and a good all round egg! He’s worked with a lot of famous people but chooses not to drop names as he wants to work with them again one day.
Director of the Devon LaughFest 2016
www.sammorgan.info and www.beingthere.info
What people say about Sam
“Sam is an inspiring and inspired improvisation artist. It is clear through his approach to training both beginners and professionals that he has a depth of experience the enables him to employ a huge range of valuable teaching skills and methodologies. He is a dynamic and creative performer, and is versatile and thorough in his teaching. He delivered an excellent series of workshops for my third year trainee actors who all felt that after working with him, their skill set had increased immeasurably. I thoroughly recommend Sam for any improvisation/theatre training ….it is well worth it!”
Natasha Buckley. Associate Lecturer BA Acting, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.
“ Sam Morgan is an all-round brilliant improviser; highly imaginative and flexible. He’s an incredibly inspiring and fun teacher too, with a vast range of techniques gathered from America, England and Europe. And he’s a lovely bloke! What more can I say!” Josephine Larsen BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL www.josephinelarsen.com
“I’ve known Sam Morgan for 8 years. He has done a range of courses with me and I have always found him to be pleasant, motivated and punctual. He is full of energy and creativity. He is a strong writer and performer who works really well with others and is very generous with his ideas”
Chris Head one of the UK’s leading comedy coaches and has twenty years’ experience as a director of live shows. As director and script-editor he has worked on shows at all the major venues of the Edinburgh Fringe, across London including Soho and Bloomsbury Theatres, on national UK tours and internationally at the likes of Melbourne, Adelaide Comedy Festivals and LA Shorts Comedy Film Festival.
Books: A Director’s Guide to the Art of Stand-Up
“Sam is an energetic Improv teacher with a keen eye for the funny and for helping you to find a bit more depth in your scenes. I have really enjoyed learning with him and enjoyed seeing my skills, confidence and rapport with a group grow. He really knows his stuff and will take you on a fantastic adventure into the theatrical unknown. Nikki McCretton -Artistic Director of Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Co and The Lyric Theatre
“Sam Morgan is a wonderful improviser and comedian. He’s got everything a good trainer needs: quick wit, a good heart, and an eye for timing and everyday awkwardness comedy. If you have the chance, enjoy his talent or do one of his classes; you’ll love it!”
Mario Müller, artistic director of Theater mit beschränkter Hoffnung, Konstanz, Germany
‘Having worked with Sam across multiple projects I have always been impressed with his dedication, drive, talent and absolute passion to his work and to working as part of a team. If you want a job done, he’s the one!’ Marina O’Shea – Actor, Writer & Producer.
“We organised a comedy festival with Sam, 3 days packed with shows and workshops. Organising the festival was very hectic and it took almost a year. Sam organised all the logistics including fundraising, the most difficult part was managing and directing the festival and teaching comedy workshops at the same time. I admired his passion and drive throughout the weekend. While he taught a number of comedy workshops he made sure that everything run very smoothly making sure that all the teachers, stand-up comedians and shows are managed and supervised with the utmost care and attention to detail. During the festival I also had the chance to attend Sam’s workshops, I found his style and teaching very inclusive and engaging, I laughed and learned a lot. Sam is very intuitive and makes everyone feel very safe in his workshops. Comedy workshops can be daunting to many people, Sam makes everyone feels relaxed and engaged from the very beginning.” – Nat Tsolak – The School of Laughter
To talk to Sam about your casting, show or event – call him on 07775 854 375 or email him at email@example.com